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Washington Heights (2002)

R | | Drama, Romance | 9 May 2002 (USA)
"Washington Heights" tells the story of Carlos Ramirez, a young illustrator burning to escape the Latino neighborhood of the same name to make a splash in New York City's commercial ... See full summary »

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(as Alfredo De Villa)

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, (as Alfredo De Villa) | 2 more credits »

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5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Eddie
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Carlos
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Mickey
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Sean
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Maggie
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Angel
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David
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Raquel
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Daisy
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Guillermo
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Michelle
Roberto Sanchez ...
Tito
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Belkis
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Man In Street
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Flirting woman
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Storyline

"Washington Heights" tells the story of Carlos Ramirez, a young illustrator burning to escape the Latino neighborhood of the same name to make a splash in New York City's commercial downtown comic book scene. When his father, who owns a bodega in the Heights, is shot in a burglary attempt, Carlos is forced to put his dream on hold and run the store. In the process, he comes to understand that if he is to make it as a comic artist, he must engage with the community he comes from, take that experience back out into the world, and put it in his work. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality, brief violence and drug use | See all certifications »
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9 May 2002 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,814 (USA) (30 May 2003)

Gross:

$156,021 (USA) (15 August 2003)
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The Bodega shown in the film is a real Bodega on Fort Washington Avenue. See more »

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Subsistence Level Story Telling: Excellent
15 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA USA) – See all my reviews

It took a while to get into this film and its movement and its characters, but I got there and was never lost for a moment in a very complex story of many tiers and personalities -- all within a seemingly simple entry-level USA neighborhood.

I assume the movie was whot in 16mm film and/or digitial video, and once again, a low budget does not mean a poor story. The direction and editing worked well in a story where the ensemble cast was homogeneous and perfect.

Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.




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